How Time Management at Work Works Seldom are worthwhile things done that are not immediately met with problems that endangers its completion or threatens to derail it just as it is begun. Most projects when started will start smooth enough. Immediately afterwards something discouraging happens. Ask any businessman for example. If you are like most of us, taking away the time required for sleeping and rest, personal hygiene and grooming, time needed for meals and snacks, travelling and other personal necessities will leave you with 90 hours for the week that you can divide for work and leisure. Depending on how it is perceived and used, the 90-hour window spells much of the difference between planning and control or being on the other side of efficiency and production. One is the way things and events affect us, the other is how we control them. - There is no such thing as organized clutter. Clutter is clutter and no matter how it is viewed, it is still disorganized. Employees who want to impress their bosses do this time and time again. There is no sense to it. Everything should be in their proper places, labeled, tagged and stocked except for that which is immediately being worked on. This is why a good time management program has to encompass every level of the workforce. Reinforcing those that are working and being prepared to make even drastic changes when the need is there. Being creative in doing and introducing different ways of doing things, challenging routines and habits, defending your plan and your time when others dictates on it and simply raising your use of time with the end view of being more productive and useful. Time management training must focus on practical issues and actual experiences particular to the trainees because theories and advises made will not be easily implemented if it deviates from that. While time management training is popular anywhere in the world and trainees sincerely wants to adopt its principles, many training programs can fail when advises talks of generalities and less on the actual realities of the worker. This is why it is not included in the time allocation. If you however need it, block another 30 minutes per day or according to your requirement. The Free Time If you have followed the computation, you are left with 55 hours for the week that you can use. If you allocate 4 hours each day for socializing and doing other personal things like jobs, attending extra curricular activities, writing letters, checking on e-mail etc you will still have 28 hours for the week that could be spent further on study periods or your personal time.